Boar's Head Books, New York, 1950. With an Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. 181pp. plus ads. Illustrated 8vo, publisher's cloth in dust jacket. Rare in a jacket lightly chipped and some light creasing. Originally Souvenirs Kiki in French and Kiki's Memoirs . Scarce.
The Autobiography of a poor French Girl who in the 1920's became a artist's model and along the way the girlfriend of Man Ray of the DADA movement . Translated from the French by Samuel Putnam; From jacket: "Do you remember Kiki? At 12, she began to pose in the nude for a living. At 20, her strange life attracted notices everywhere; a play about her tantalized Paris and New York. At 30, she wrote her memoirs--and told everything--including an attempt on the virtue of her grandmother by an American soldier. 'The best I have read since The Enormous Room,' says Ernest Hemingway in his Introduction, and that goes a little way towards giving you an idea of the elemental forces behind Kiki and her marvelous book."
Author Putnam Samuel
Publisher New York, Boar's Head Books, 1950
Condition Very Good